The mystery of the Bermuda Triangle may have finally been solved. Scientists believe that they now know why ships seemingly disappear when entering the mysterious stretch of sea. The researchers believe that giant craters on the bottom of the ocean may be the culprit as they send giant explosions of gas spew from the holes without warning.
The Daily Mail reports that scientists with the Arctic University of Norway believe they may have finally discovered what causes mysterious disappearances of ships in the Bermuda Triangle in the Barents Sea. The researchers found giant underwater craters that are believed to have been created by build ups of methane gas under the surface. The craters are indicative of areas where methane gas has built up and was rapidly released in gas explosions. Therefore, with numerous craters of this nature found under the Barents Sea within the mysterious Bermuda Triangle, the researchers believe that it may play a part in the disappearance of ships.
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It was noted by the scientists that as the methane built up and was released, it would pose a travel hazard on the surface of the Barents Sea as the gas would rise rapidly and mix with the water causing the ships to potentially sink. In an interview with the Sunday Times, Russian scientist Igor Yeltsov says that the methane explosions could account for sinking ships and that the waters would be mixed with high levels of gases, making it treacherous for vessels.
“There is a version that the Bermuda Triangle is a consequence of gas hydrates reactions. They start to actively decompose with methane ice turning into gas. It happens in an avalanche-like way, like a nuclear reaction, producing huge amounts of gas. That makes the ocean heat up and ships sink in its waters mixed with a huge proportion of gas.”
The video below shows exactly how methane bubbles in the Barents Sea from these large craters could sink large freighters.
As you can see from the video, as the methane gas bubbles explode from the crater below, a freighter ship on the surface could potentially sink if it is on the edge of the bubble field as the front of the ship would be more buoyant that the rear which is submerged in the bubbling waters. In fact, the scientists note that if the ship was on the wrong part of the water when the bubbles exploded to the surface it could potentially snap the ship in half depending on the amount of gas released.
While the video shows exactly how ships could potentially be destroyed in a natural gas eruptions, it does not explain the disappearance of airplanes over the region. However, Bermuda Attractions notes that the methane theory could account for plane crashes as well as “gas is highly combustible.” Therefore, “an eruption can also cause a plane flying above it to catch fire and completely get destroyed.”
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The latest research from the Arctic University of Norway suggests that there are more of these craters below the Bermuda Triangle than previously thought. The craters researched by the team were up to half a mile wide and 150 feet deep. Therefore, the scientists note that the cavities were likely filled with methane gas before it erupted to the surface.
With the Norway coast rich in natural gas, the findings are not surprising and would account for the plethora of Bermuda Triangle disappearances from ships to airplanes. What do you think about the methane gas Bermuda Triangle theory? Are these natural gas pockets and subsequent explosions to blame for the disappearances in the Barents Sea?
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